Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
Since 1939, HRHA has provided shelter for qualified low-income families in the City of Hopewell. The authority receives annual funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer affordable housing to residents in its public housing and housing choice voucher programs. The agency currently has 360 public housing units in three communities and administers 503 section eight vouchers. It is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Hopewell City Council.
HRHA was the first agency within the state of Virginia to be awarded Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) funding through HUD. The community formerly known as Langston Park has been redeveloped into a mixed income community now known as The Summit. The agency has recently closed on its second RAD project, Kippax Place. The authority is committed to pursuing residential and commercial redevelopment opportunities using available funding vehicles. It strives to be a community partner to the City of Hopewell, agencies and many nonprofits in the area to provide opportunities to better the lives of all persons meeting HUD’s low-income guidelines.
HRHA will offer its services to municipalities in addition to City of Hopewell. Services offered will be expected to include the following:
Organizational Development, especially for small to medium sized PHAs
Executive Team leadership and developmentExecutive Management processes and tools
Executive philosophy of management
Vision development and implementation
Program Management for the Affordable Housing sector
Housing Choice Programs
Customer Service Creed
HRHA aims to provide exceptional customer service both internally and externally. Our customer base includes employees, residents, applicants, stakeholders, and partners. Through responsible leadership, teamwork and collaboration we are a catalyst for positive change in the community.
We provide housing service for the continuum of housing needs.
Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority will have Fair Housing Training on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Appomattox Regional Library (209 East Cawson Street, Hopewell) in the HMA room. Please RSVP Sherry Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at 804-458-5160 by August 2. Certificates will be available for attendees.
Effective August 16, 2019, the Housing Choice Voucher Program telephone number will be 804-458-5160. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Marcella Wyche, Front Desk Reception, at 804-458-5160.
Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority began accepting online applications for Zero Bedroom Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for the Kippax Place apartments.
Applications must be submitted online at:
As stated in the HRHA Administrative Plan:
Preferences establish the order of applicants on the waiting list. An admission preference does not guarantee admission. Every applicant must still meet HRHA’s Selection Criteria before being offered a voucher. All Preferences will be treated equally regardless of preference. HRHA has the following HCV preferences:
Applicants who apply online or have already applied online for an HRHA waiting list may check the status of their application by going to www.waitlistcheck.com and logging in or by calling 1-833-387-6684. If you had applied by a paper application in the past, you may call the same number above to check the status of your application.
If you have any questions regarding this notice and/or you think you may need or want reasonable accommodation with the application process please contact our office by phone at
or in person at
350 East Poythress Street
Hopewell, VA 23860.
Hopewell Housing & Redevelopment
350 E Poythress St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider